Plenary Speaker

More information on the complete schedule will be available once we have registration numbers. For now, here’s what we do know…

Plenary Talk: Dr. Sumer Seiki

Dr. Seiki presents as an asian woman, with long dark hair. She is wearing a dark shirt in this image.

Talk Title: Making Positive Impacts: Connecting social justice and science instruction

Speaker Bio: Dr. Seiki has an extensive background in education and has held several positions including Assistant Dean, Director of Teacher Education Programs at the University of California, Riverside School of Education and Associate Professor of Science Education. She has a PhD in Science Education, a Master of Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology, and has taught biology courses, ethnic studies courses, science for social justice courses, etc. at various California community colleges and universities.

In recognition of her research contributions to education, Dr. Seiki was awarded the 2020 American Education Research Association Early Career Award from the Narrative SIG. She continues to research the intersection of community cultural wealth and science education, and is passionate about transforming science curriculum to be more inclusive and accessible to diverse learners.

Link to Dr. Seiki’s University profile.


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